From Valouse, it's 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the south to Marseille and 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the north to Lyon.
Visiting just one town or city, no matter how popular, will only ever furnish you with a narrow window into the wider textures and qualities of a region. So allow time to explore Rhone-Alpes' other cultural and natural attractions. Some interesting places in the vicinity of Valouse are Valaurie, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Rasteau, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast.
Grab some transportation and spend some time in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a shopping and transport center for the region, located some 35 miles (56 kilometers) away from Valouse. This regional center has a range of visitor attractions, for example Chateau de Vaudieu, Chateau Fortia and Chateau de la Gardine. Chateauneuf-du-Pape has plenty to offer those keen to hang around here a little longer. Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Place du Portail are just a couple of the other sights guaranteed to delight.
If the weather forecast makes you want to head indoors, go to Rhone-Alpes' history museums, art museums and theaters. Religion is an intrinsic element of every community's DNA, so spend a little time in Rhone-Alpes' churches and other important religious sites.
If the perfect break for you involves being outside and rugging up against the cold weather, this region will be a great fit. Skiing is a popular pastime. Snowboarding is also common. The area around Valouse offers loads of excellent ways to get into its unique landscapes. Thrill seekers can enquire about one of the snowmobiling or ice skating tours on offer.
When it's time to return to your friends and family at home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell).